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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

CORPORATE OFFICE

®

5656 S. Stony Island Avenue * Chicago, Illinois 60637-1997 * 773 684-1282 * Fax 773 288-8251

Dear Prospective Vendor: Please be advised that you must be issued a vendor's license to: (1) manufacture or sell retail products bearing Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® ("Sorority") trademark/trade name, (also known as paraphernalia); or (2) sell paraphernalia or different items at any of the Sorority's public functions. You may not use another's license, or allow another to use your license, to manufacture or sell retail products related to the Sorority. You may apply for this contract by completing the enclosed application and sending to this office samples, preferably clear photographs of each item, you wish to be licensed. The application period ends January 31 of every year. The license is valid for one calendar year. A ll licenses expire December 31 of the year issued. Licenses are only issued for products which sustain and enhance the image of the Sorority. A lso, the Sorority reserves the right to revoke or terminate any license should the items sold, in the Sorority's sole discretion, promote a negative image; includes a design or mark that infringes upon another's intellectual property; is immoral; of poor taste, or is contrary to the views and standards of the Sorority. Applicant must submit the license fee of $1000.00 ($900.00 for financially active members) with the application to begin the approval process. ONLY cashier's checks or money orders are acceptable and should be made payable to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. This fee does not include Regional Conference or National Convention booths or exhibit space charges. It also does not include the right to use the collective names of the Sorority Founders, their likeness or image when referencing their association with the Sorority ("Pearl Marks"). The fee to obtain a Pearl Mark License is $2,000.00 annually. A uthorized vendors are listed in the Ivy Leaf, our quarterly magazine, and additional advertising options are available. Please note that a separate licensing fee of $500.00 must be paid for the right to sell items bearing the Global Leadership Through Timeless Service logo and $250.00 for the Emerging Young Leaders logo (collectively "Global Marks"). A discounted fee of $650 must be paid for the licensing of both the Global Marks. N otwithstanding the aforementioned, JEWELRY BEARING THE "Global Marks" IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED AS APPROVED ITEMS FOR SALE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE! Further, Licensee MAY NOT sell any item or otherwise associate any mark belonging to the Sorority with an animal including but not limited to frogs or bunnies. Still further Licensee MAY NOT sell items that bear a "pinkie" (or any other type of hand signal) on it. You should be aware of our Vendor Alert Network that monitors those selling products bearing our copyrights, trademarks and trade name. P lease read Vendors Rules and Regulations before signing License Agreement. Violators of the Agreement will have their license(s) terminated and shall be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law where applicable. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Corporate Office. Sincerely, Deborah Dangerfield Executive Director

Enclosure

2012 VENDOR APPLICATION

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®

Company Name: Company Address: ______________________________________________________________ City: Phone: ( ) State: Fax Number: ( Zip Code: )_____________ E-mail: _____________________

Check One: Mr. Mrs. Soror

Primary Contact Person: ___________________________

This company is primarily: (Please check one) Business Concession Mail Order Manufacture/Wholesaler Retail Store Yes No

**Are you, or a key member of your company, a member of this Sorority? If yes, please complete the following: Position Title: Status: Active Inactive

Name:____________________________ Financial Card Number: ___________________

Check the merchandise generally sold by your company. (Use a separate sheet of paper if necessary.)

Accessories [Ladies] African Artifacts Apparel [Children/Infants] Apparel [Ladies] Apparel [Men] Art/Prints/Posters Auto Accessories Badges/Buttons Banners/Flags Bath Accessories Bath Apparel Beachwear/Playwear Books/Literature Candy/Cookies Ceramics/Cups/Mugs Cosmetics/Cosmetiques Crafts/Quilted Crafts Decals Desk/Office Accessories Dolls Furs Garment Bags Glassware Greek Paraphernalia Hats/Caps Hosiery/Socks Jackets Jewelry Khaki/Safari Shirts Lamps Leather Goods License Plates/Frames Linen/Bedding Loungewear Luggage/Purses Mirrors/Accessories Monograms Pens/Pencils Photos/Pictures/Posters Sculptures Shirts/T-Shirts Shoes Sportswear/Sweatsuits Sweaters Toys/Games Transfers Travel Kits/Tote Bags Umbrellas Wooden Artifacts Others:

**Key members must be in a decision-making position, an officer, owner, or partner. Note: This individual will be publicly listed as a contact person for your company.

Check the Alpha Kappa Alpha paraphernalia, if any, you wish to sell. Use a separate sheet of paper if necessary. Please include artwork, pictures, and/or samples

Accessories [Ladies] African Artifacts Apparel [Children/Infants] Apparel [Ladies] Apparel [Men] Art/Prints/Posters Auto Accessories Badges/Buttons Banners/Flags Bath Accessories Bath Apparel Beachwear/Playwear Books/Literature Candy/Cookies Ceramics/Cups/Mugs Cosmetics/Cosmetiques Crafts/Quilted Crafts Decals Desk/Office Accessories Dolls Furs Garment Bags Glassware Greek Paraphernalia Hats/Caps Hosiery/Socks Jackets* Jewelry* Khaki/Safari Shirts Lamps Leather Goods License Plates/Frames Linen/Bedding Loungewear Luggage/Purses Mirrors/Accessories Monograms Pens/Pencils Photos/Pictures/Posters Sculptures Shirts/T-Shirts Shoes Sportswear/Sweatsuits Sweaters Toys/Games Transfers Travel Kits/Tote Bags Umbrellas Wooden Artifacts Others:

*Jewelry bearing the "Global Marks" is specifically excluded as an approved item available for sell under any circumstance.

If you plan to sell paraphernalia bearing the Sorority Marks, please list the Distributors or Manufacturers who regularly handle your products. THESE ENTITIES MUST ALSO BE LICENSED BY THE SORORITY. There is a $25.00 fee for each additional certificate.

DISTRIBUTORS Locations in which your products are sold or displayed:

___________________________________________ Company Name ___________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________ City State Zip Phone ( )_______________________________

MANUFACTURERS Companies that produce your designs, or from which your company regularly purchases items:

___________________________________________ Company Name ___________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________ City State Zip Phone ( )_______________________________

___________________________________________ Company Name ___________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________ City State Zip Phone ( )_______________________________

___________________________________________ Company Name ___________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________ City State Zip Phone ( )_______________________________

Please list other organizations or companies with which you are or have been affiliated.

The company The company

does does

does not plan to attend regional conferences. does not plan to attend the Boulé/national conferences.

The company accepts the following means of payment for purchase:

Cash Diners' Club Other: American Express Discover Card Personal Checks MasterCard Visa Travelers' Checks

The type of license you are seeking as a vendor:

General Pearl Marks Global Marks

Please return your application to:

Deborah Dangerfield, Executive Director Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 5656 S. Stony Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60637 773 684-1282 Fax: 773 288-8251

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

All items approved All items not approved Explain: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Date Received_______________________ Check/Money Order #________________________ Amount of Check/Money Order $_______________ Specify Region: Central Mid Atlantic South Atlantic International Far Western Mid Western South Central Great Lakes North Atlantic South Eastern

AKA RULES AND REGULATIONS OF VENDORS

Present Guidelines for Authorized Vendors Definition of an Authorized Vendor: · A merchant or manufacturer of Greek Paraphernalia authorized by the Corporate Office of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® ("Sorority") to sell items bearing any of the Sorority trademarks including, but not limited to: h er Crest/Shield; Badge insignia; trade name, AKA; Alpha Kappa Alpha; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; the combination of colors salmon pink and apple green ("Pink and Green"); 1908; Pink and Green AKA; Pink and Green 1908; AKA1908; 20 P earls, Global Leadership Through Timeless Service; Global Leadership Through Timeless Service Emerging Young Leaders, and EYL all of which are hereinafter collectively referred to as "Intellectual Property" or "Licensed Marks"; and Who sells non-Sorority products (Greek Paraphernalia or any other merchandise) at any of the public functions (Boule or Conferences) of the Sorority, which have been authorized through the Corporate Office located at: 5656 S. Stony Island Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 684-1282

·

Fees for Authorized Vendors Authorized vendors pay an annual fee for the opportunity to sell products bearing Licensed Marks within the framework of their contract with the Sorority. Presently, the fee is $1,000.00 annually, except for active Sorority members who may also be paid vendors for $900.00 annually. Only authorized vendors are allowed to vend at the public meetings of the Sorority, and an additional fee is charged for booth space at those meetings and at special events. S pace is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, by the vendor coordinator. Sales from hotel rooms, non-designated areas, or other public space(s), during any conference, convention, or meeting are strictly prohibited. Licenses may be revoked if unauthorized sales or sales outside of vendor booths occur.

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